03/04/15 11:37pm

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As readers know, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Alexandria area for Thursday, March 5, from midnight to 9 p.m. Significant accumulation of ice and snow may result in a Level 2 storm, which means that travel could be dangerous and some residential roads may not be clear until later in the week.

A snow emergency has been declared for the City of Alexandria, with enforcement of snow emergency routes to begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 5. These routes are marked with at least one red and white street sign at least every other block in each direction. Vehicles parked on snow emergency routes may be towed and impounded. If possible, please use off-street parking.

Because the storm is expected to begin with rain, pre-treating streets with salt brine will not be effective. This type of precipitation often results in power outages. The City urges all residents and businesses to be prepared on an ongoing basis for the possibility that it may not be safe to travel for three or more days, and that power may be out during this period.

City crews will attempt to perform Thursday morning trash and recycling collection, weather permitting.

03/04/15 10:05pm

snow-ball-fight
Dupont Circle in Washington D.C. always has a GREAT snowball fight when the snow comes to the D.C. area. We should start our own tradition in Alexandria, Virginia don’t you think?

There is GOOD snow for snowballs coming TOMORROW so prepare to assault or defend the stage area TOMORROW @ 5:00 PM in John Carlyle Square Park in Alexandria, Virginia. See you there! See this link for more information.

03/04/15 9:16pm

Schools Closed
How much do you think it will snow tomorrow?

Via ACPS

All ACPS schools and offices will be closed on Thursday, March 5. All activities in schools or on school grounds are canceled. Emergency personnel, including building engineers, custodians, maintenance shop employees and security staff, must still report. A decision about Friday’s schedule will be made by early Friday morning. Regardless of the decision that may impact Friday’s schedule, Monday, March 9 will still be a professional development day for teachers and students will not report to school.

03/04/15 2:57pm

Snow plow - Carlyle area of Old Town

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Alexandria area for Thursday, March 5, 2015, from midnight to 9 p.m.

Significant accumulation of ice and snow may result in a Level 2 storm, which means that travel could be dangerous and some residential roads may not be clear until later in the week. Because the storm is expected to begin with rain, pre-treating streets with salt brine will not be effective. This type of precipitation often results in power outages. The City urges all residents and businesses to be prepared on an ongoing basis for the possibility that it may not be safe to travel for three or more days, and that power may be out during this period.

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03/04/15 2:46pm

Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service has upgraded the previously issued Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning whereas the next storm is expected between 12:00 midnite TONIGHT through 9:00 PM Thursday, March 5. The heaviest snow is expected between 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Thursday.

A warning is issued when a winter storm is occurring or is about to occur in the area, usually within 36 hours. Generally, a Winter Storm Warning is issued when accumulation of ice or snow is happening or going to happen.


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03/04/15 2:23pm

Top Chefs and Best Buddies Participants Create Delicious Treats to Raise Money

Best Buddies logoAs many people know, life is always sweeter when you have a great buddy by your side and Best Buddies Virginia’s Chef Buddy pairs will prove that at Life is Sweet, a culinary tasting event, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, while raising funds to support the Best Buddies programs.  Long-time partner CSC will host the event at their headquarters located at 3170 Fairview Park Drive in Falls Church, Virginia from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, with sponsors to include SAP NS2 and Exelis.

Guests will have the opportunity to taste savory treats and decadent desserts created by many of the best chefs in the area. Each chef has been partnered with a Best Buddies participant, and all of the pairs will showcase their treats throughout the evening. This event provides a wonderful example of the work-life opportunities that exist in our community, while showcasing the abilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“This is one of my favorite events of the year,” said Life is Sweet Chair Susan Wallace, Executive Pastry Chef of BlackSalt Fish Market and Restaurant. “I really enjoy sharing my passion of pastry with my Buddy Chef and shining a light on such a worthy cause.”

“Exelis is pleased to support and contribute to the mission of Best Buddies,” said Bob Edmonds, Exelis Vice President and Best Buddies Virginia Advisory Board Member “Exelis is committed to bringing diversity to the workplace, building upon its history of civic engagement, and continuing to provide opportunities for the disability community.  We are honored to join Life is Sweet as a sponsor this year.”

Guests will sample delicious creations from culinary artists including Chef Chris Hutcheson of District Commons, Suga Chef’s Padua Player, Ruth Gresser of Pizzeria Paradiso, Eurest Catering and Chef James Foley, Swiss Bakery’s Chef Bethany Drake, Chef Susan Wallace, and George Fassiadis of the Weston National Harbor to name a few.  Highlights of the evening will include a silent auction running throughout the tasting, and a live auction scheduled to take place at 8:00 pm. Featured auction items include restaurant certificates, hotel accommodations, sports memorabilia, an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, a stay in a luxury apartment in Buenos Aires, an In-Home Cooking Demo for up to 10 people with Executive Chef Gregory Booth and Pastry Chef Padua Player, and much more.

Tommy McFly, host of 94.7 FRESH FM, will be the emcee for the night, and Miss District of Columbia USA, Miss District of Columbia Teen USA, Miss Virginia USA and Miss Teen Virginia USA will also be present to support the cause.  Tickets can be purchased at www.bestbuddiesvirginia.org/lis or by contacting Best buddies Virginia. Sponsorship and donations are also available.

For more information, contact Chris Hammond by phone at (703) 533-9420 or email ChristopherHammond@bestbuddies.org.

03/03/15 6:31pm

Winter Weather
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Alexandria, Virginia and the surrounding area for Wednesday night March 4 @ 7:00 PM through 7:00 AM March 5. 5 INCHES OF SNOW OR MORE is quite possible. A Winter Storm Watch means there may be hazardous winter weather due to various elements such as heavy snow, sleet, or ice accumulation from freezing rain.


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